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Forum: Beasts 01-01-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Kansas Sand

Last summer I took a trip out west and while in Kansas I tried one of the sanded roads that are so common there. These roads are not like beach sand or sand dunes, they are very hard, solid surfaces...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Vee down in Newcastle, Pa

The local news reported a bike hit a horse in WILMINGTON TWP., Pa this morning. The rider had non-life threatening injuries but they did not give a name. They showed a black Vee with large ammo can...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-29-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By BadKarmaPa
You might also ask these people...

You might also ask these people http://www.yearroundriders.com/ Good people and a lot of them live in the New England area
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-29-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I haven't driven a car on my 52 mile per day...

I haven't driven a car on my 52 mile per day commute since March 2007 here in SW Pa. A lot of the reason I can do this is because I work second shift. When I go in the roads are generaly as good as...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8,650
Views: 1,714,321
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Allegheny National Forest ...

Allegheny National Forest

http://badkarma.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Super-Tenere/i-cqHbXDN/0/L/allegheny-NF-2012-032-L.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I went with the HappyTrails panniers and adapted...

I went with the HappyTrails panniers and adapted a Givi E36 for a top box. My commute is 26 miles of mostly interstate (means the S10 can really help make up time if I'm running late:evil).
With...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By BadKarmaPa
+1 I also rolled the bars back just a pinch....

+1
I also rolled the bars back just a pinch. Now I have a chip in the paint on the left side of the fuel tank from the hand guard mount screw hitting the tank at left stop. So watch for that.
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24,859
Views: 4,584,513
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Looks a good bit easier to remove than my Altrider

Looks a good bit easier to remove than my Altrider
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Well bro, you know you just elected yourself lead...

Well bro, you know you just elected yourself lead documentarian of all future trips? :D
We really do need to get better at picture taken. There were soo many places we should have stopped and gone...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By BadKarmaPa
+1 That loose rocky slippery hill that was a...

+1
That loose rocky slippery hill that was a technical challenge to get down is a completely differnt technical challenge to get back up :)
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Allegheny National Forest is a great place to get...

Allegheny National Forest is a great place to get away for a long weekend, hone your off pavement skills, and get to know your machine and equipment.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-05-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Where's the action shots? You know we never...

Where's the action shots?
You know we never take enought pics. Guess we'll need to keep doing these trips until we learn to document properly:evil
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,859
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I've put 59k miles on my '07 DL650. I love that...

I've put 59k miles on my '07 DL650. I love that bike. It have mor eon road purformance than I can fully use, ( I ain't no peg dragger), and it has never failed to get me anywhere I needed get off...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,003,685
Posted By BadKarmaPa
But for an experiment to be considered successful...

But for an experiment to be considered successful it must be repeatable. So are your findings consistent? If so you may have discovered a new law.:evil And you get to name it.:ear
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21,365
Views: 6,180,117
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I've had several flats this winter. I have had...

I've had several flats this winter. I have had very good luck with green "Slime" in tube tires, including the Scrams rear tire. I change my own tires and it has never given me an issue changing a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
OK Who passed me on I79 north near the I279...

OK
Who passed me on I79 north near the I279 split on 2/14/12 at 3:10pm.
Visibility was really bad due to the wet snow sticking to my shield, but I'm pretty sure it was a GS, and it had a sidecar....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-11-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Not me. Bike night at Quaker Steak in Cranberry...

Not me. Bike night at Quaker Steak in Cranberry is as far north as I've taken it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-08-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,020
Views: 759,540
Posted By BadKarmaPa
http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww150/badkarmap...

http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww150/badkarmapa2/P1035631.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I hope it finds a loving home. I beat the hell...

I hope it finds a loving home. I beat the hell out of mine when I was 16. Even chased dirt dikes around. Scramblers were the original ADV bikes.
...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21,365
Views: 6,180,117
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I bought a '73 CL350 a couple years ago, it had...

I bought a '73 CL350 a couple years ago, it had the windshield on it. It's pretty old, I have no idea where it came from. But it does work really well at keeping the cold wind off
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21,365
Views: 6,180,117
Posted By BadKarmaPa
This is my 5th winter without a car, only the...

This is my 5th winter without a car, only the engineers are still trying to argue that it can't be done :lol3
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21,365
Views: 6,180,117
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Somewhere in this thread someone complained about...

Somewhere in this thread someone complained about all these Scrams being to clean. So how about this:D
First snow commute for the Scram.
Anyone else notice that the seat foam seems to freeze at...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-04-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I thought the same thing, that was the reason I...

I thought the same thing, that was the reason I bought it. But, when the time came I just didn't have the heart to take it out and destroy it with road salt:rofl
My first street bike and the one I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-04-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I bought it to be my daily commuter, year round....

I bought it to be my daily commuter, year round. There is no real mods. Just top box and cold weather protection.

On a side note : It's the only bike I've owned that the seat foam seems to freeze....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-03-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Here's one after this afternoons...

Here's one after this afternoons commuterhttp://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww150/badkarmapa2/P1035631.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-02-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I use TKC80's on my Wee in winter and swap them...

I use TKC80's on my Wee in winter and swap them for longer wear summer tires. The ones on the Wee now are the tires I ran on it last winter.
On my Scrambler I have the D606 that was on my KLR last...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-02-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I've been using these for several years ...

I've been using these for several years
http://www.aerostich.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=studs
Expensive but they last a long time and work well.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-27-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
If we get the snow their calling for I really...

If we get the snow their calling for I really should get out and test the Scram to see if she's going to be as good a winter commuter as I hoping....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-27-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I ran 70 watt Tourmaster liner and 45 watt...

I ran 70 watt Tourmaster liner and 45 watt Tourmaster gloves through 4 winters on an '04 KLR and an '07 650 Strom for my 26 mile midnight commute. Every time the controler pulsed I could see the high...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-24-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 824,804
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Is that a 750 Seca? I had a 1980 Seca. Candy...

Is that a 750 Seca? I had a 1980 Seca. Candy apple red and, IMO, the most beautiful bike Japan ever made.Plus it out ran Motorola on Ft. Hood.:evil
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 21,365
Views: 6,180,117
Posted By BadKarmaPa
A little old and new in honor of the new year ...

A little old and new in honor of the new year
http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww150/badkarmapa2/P7014548.jpg
The Honda is a '73, a year newer than the one I took my drivers test on in 1974
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21,365
Views: 6,180,117
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Mid December, we have had a little snow and ice...

Mid December, we have had a little snow and ice so I decided it was time to prep the Scram for winter.
http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww150/badkarmapa2/PC125532.jpg

So I studded the tires:D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-19-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
Hay Greg, I had no idea that was you. Ya know,...

Hay Greg, I had no idea that was you.
Ya know, if you'd spring for an Ipod and set of ear buds you'd have enough room on the back for a case of Guinness.:lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-19-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 117,754
Posted By BadKarmaPa
It really gets my attention when I pass another...

It really gets my attention when I pass another bike in conditions that I assume I'm going to be the only rider out. So I thought I would give the thread a bump and send out a "Hi, ya" to the GS I...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21,365
Views: 6,180,117
Posted By BadKarmaPa
While we're on the subject - Does anyone know if...

While we're on the subject - Does anyone know if the Scram oil cooler has a thermostat controlled by-pass?
I bought the Scram to be my year round commuter. So I 'll be riding in snow, ice and temps...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 70,002
Posted By BadKarmaPa
2010 Triumph Scrambler, 1k miles on the odometer....

2010 Triumph Scrambler, 1k miles on the odometer. 48 to 53 mpg. The 53 is 92 octane, mostly high way and mostly under 75 mph indicated.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21,365
Views: 6,180,117
Posted By BadKarmaPa
New 2010

Picked up my new 2010 Scram Friday and plan to have the 500 mile service done Monday. It seems the new modern classics are a lot more rare than the originals. I had to settle for a black. Shiny...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21,365
Views: 6,180,117
Posted By BadKarmaPa
I am sooo close to convincing myself I HAVE to...

I am sooo close to convincing myself I HAVE to have a Scram that the answers won't hold much sway but just out of curiosity...

I find that in riding position my leg lays against the spoon shaped...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,003,685
Posted By BadKarmaPa
In '06 I took my '04 KLR on a trip from...

In '06 I took my '04 KLR on a trip from Pittsburgh to central Florida and back. It was 30deg and snowing when I left and in the 20s coming home. Yep, the KLR is an outstanding machine. It will do...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,140
Posted By BadKarmaPa
More to life than riding?:huh Hmmm, guess...

More to life than riding?:huh

Hmmm, guess your right. There is also maintenance. So you can keep rid'in :evil
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